and the weight is a non issue. It actually weighs less than the ipad 4 did "back in the day", albeit stretched out into a larger format.
That's hard to believe as every review I've read describes it as "only a little heavier than the original ipad".
Pro weighs just under 1.6 lbs:http://www.apple.com/ipad-pro/specs/
iPad 4th gen weighed about 1.45 lbs.https://support.apple.com/kb/SP662?locale=en_US
The Pro is "spread out" more so perhaps it "feels" like it weighs the same or less.
I think it's cool but I remain happy with my iPad Air for now. I suspect drops in tablet sales are more due to iPhone 6S eating into their iPad sales.
It does seem at some point Apple's going to have to stop iterating in an endless loop (iPhone's approaching 9 years old and the iPad approaching 7 years old) and really introduce something new. Even something new that fails to catch on at all. I'm not sure what form that is. Google Glass seems to scare/anger people in public, and watches are fine but not exactly new at this point.
Maybe we're just destined to forever wander around staring at our smartphones, waiting for an open manhole cover to slurp us in.
Crap, I bumped the thread to another page, sorry.